DRINKING WATER DISTRIBUTION

SPRWS Upgrades To Corrosion-Resistant Zinc-Coated Ductile Iron Water Main
SPRWS Upgrades To Corrosion-Resistant Zinc-Coated Ductile Iron Water Main

It is no secret that a large portion of the drinking water infrastructure in the United States is near or past its intended design life. Our nation’s water infrastructure needs an overhaul, and the cost of doing so is climbing rapidly. The American Society of Civil Engineering’s 2017 Infrastructure Report Card graded the nation’s drinking water infrastructure a D. According to the American Water Works Association, an estimated $1 trillion is necessary to maintain and expand drinking water service to meet demands over the next 25 years.

DRINKING WATER DISTRIBUTION WHITE PAPERS AND CASE STUDIES

  • A Helpful Guide To The Benefits Of The Single Rolling Diaphragm
    A Helpful Guide To The Benefits Of The Single Rolling Diaphragm

    Reducing water loss and saving money are two of the highest priorities—and most consistent challenges—facing water professionals. Both of these issues stem from water pressure control.

  • A Guide To Eliminating Pipe Breaks
    A Guide To Eliminating Pipe Breaks

    Call it what you want, but a busted pipe spells nothing but T-R-O-U-B-L-E.

  • Aclara RF Network Stands Up To Hurricane Sandy
    Aclara RF Network Stands Up To Hurricane Sandy

    When the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) implemented a STAR® network system to read meters for its nine million customers, it never expected that the benefits of the system would extend beyond simple meter reading.

  • Benton PUD Builds A Foundation For The Future With Sensus
    Benton PUD Builds A Foundation For The Future With Sensus

    Washington utility enhances electricity infrastructure and improves customer service.

  • Relocating To Where The Water Ain't

    Water scarcity makes effective loss management critical to ensuring cost-effective and environmentally responsible water service.

  • Active Mixing Helps Rural Utility Solve Problems From Ice Buildup And Stratification In Potable Water Storage Tank
    Active Mixing Helps Rural Utility Solve Problems From Ice Buildup And Stratification In Potable Water Storage Tank

    Lyons, Michigan, pop.789, overcomes winter “ice cake” problem without having to raise and lower tank water level, ensuring full-strength water pressure and fire protection flow for residents.

  • Drinking Up The Election: How Presidential Candidates Are Addressing Water Concerns
    Drinking Up The Election: How Presidential Candidates Are Addressing Water Concerns

    Election season is in full swing and while it may not be the “hottest” topic being debated amongst presidential candidates, the topic of water isn’t being ignored as we approach November. Several candidates have addressed the challenges plaguing water and wastewater systems nationwide.

  • It Runs Through A River: 1.7 Miles Of AMERICAN Products Help Deliver Water In North Alabama
    It Runs Through A River: 1.7 Miles Of AMERICAN Products Help Deliver Water In North Alabama

    Six million gallons of water per day (MGD) sounds like a lot of water, and it is, but it wasn’t enough to meet Limestone County’s projected demands for drinking water. Around 1,000 customers were being added each year, and a number of inquiries had been made about increased industrial development.

  • The Benefits Of A Venturi Meter
    The Benefits Of A Venturi Meter

    With the introduction of new measurement technologies and the myriad of performance claims from sale literature, it’s easy to lose sight of the important elements that an effective flow meter offers no matter what technology is used. Long known for their longevity, reliability, and long term performance, Venturi meters provide the widest variety of measurement options in piped systems for liquids, gas, steam, and mixed media of any metering technology – all while offering the highest degree of traceable accuracy. By Primary Flow Signal, Inc.

  • Hydrant Humor: Tales From The Field
    Hydrant Humor: Tales From The Field

    District Sales Engineer Andy Singer has spent enough time troubleshooting problems in the field that not much surprises him anymore. When it comes to dry barrel fire hydrants, though, he still gets a chuckle out of some of his more outrageous experiences. Here is his educational and entertaining take on the care and maintenance of fire hydrants, and ways to maximize a utility’s return on what potentially can be a 50+-year infrastructure investment.

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DRINKING WATER DISTRIBUTION APPLICATION NOTES

  • Leak Detection Using Conductivity
    Leak Detection Using Conductivity

    Virtually all industries from food and beverage to chemical processing use heat exchangers, condensers,or jacketed vessels. Leakage of the process into the cooling water represents a loss of product and can be a source of fouling or corrosion in the cooling water system.

  • Hydrant Pressure Monitoring Application Note
    Hydrant Pressure Monitoring Application Note

    The simplicity of the compact, battery-powered Telog HPR-31 enables you to put it to work within minutes of unpacking. Once installed, the Telog HPR-31 measures water pressure at user programmable rates up to four samples per second with its internal pressure transducer. You can determine how often such data is summarized for reporting. The recorder computes any combination of minimum, average and maximum pressure measurement at each interval according to your selection of statistics and recording intervals. Recorded data may be gathered via an RS-232 connector using a handheld device or a laptop.

  • How To Read An Encoder
    How To Read An Encoder

    The HR-E LCD encoder has a 9-digit Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) to show consumption, flow and alarm information. The display automatically toggles between 9-digit and 6-digit consumption, rate of flow and meter model.

  • Wireless PRV Monitoring Application Note
    Wireless PRV Monitoring Application Note

    Pressure reducing valves (PRVs) are used throughout water distribution systems to reduce pipeline pressure to a predetermined set point. This decreases water loss and prevents pipe breaks.

  • Secret To Disinfection Monitoring For High Chlorine Residual Wastewater Applications
    Secret To Disinfection Monitoring For High Chlorine Residual Wastewater Applications

    Some wastewater applications require chlorine residuals greater than can be effectively monitored using DPD due to the oxidation of the Wurster dye to a colorless Imine. Such applications include industrial wastewater processes that inherently have a high chlorine demand thereby requiring a more robust monitoring method.

  • Pipe Repair On A Budget

    A new pipe-repair solution promises to save time and money, while also being sustainable, long-lasting, fully scalable, and safe for workers.

  • Accurately Measuring Network Leakage
    Accurately Measuring Network Leakage

    The pressures of supplying a growing global population mean that the world’s water supplies need to be managed more closely than ever.

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DRINKING WATER DISTRIBUTION PRODUCTS

Bryneer™ Brine System Bryneer™ Brine System

The Bryneer™ bulk salt storage and brinemaker is the first brining system that is completely designed and manufactured by a fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) fabricator.

RTP Field Assembly RTP Field Assembly

Plas-Tanks Industries’ capabilities include shop-built, shop-built and field assembled, and field fabricated FRP vessels.

accuSTREAM™ Water Meter accuSTREAM™ Water Meter

Positive displacement water meter with Sensus® Electronic Register+™.

Sensus accuSTREAM meters consist of three basic components: maincase, measuring chamber and sealed register. Maincases (including the bottom plate) are made of composite material with externally-threaded spuds. Registers are housed in a bonnet of synthetic polymer. Measuring chambers are of Rocksyn®, a corrosion-resistant, tailored thermoplastic material formulated for long-term performance and especially suitable for aggressive water conditions. The accuSTREAM can be installed horizontally.

Grundfos Hydro MPC BoosterpaQ Grundfos Hydro MPC BoosterpaQ

Grundfos Hydro MPC BoosterpaQ is a fully integrated system that brings the latest technology at the highest quality to you. Each component is made by Grundfos to meet the highest standards in the industry. The CUE 352 MPC controller can handle even the most difficult boosting applications with ease and accuracy. Based on the extremely reliable, high-efficiency CR pump range, this is a fully integrated system that ensures all technologies involved in the process work perfectly together.

Water Loss Management Water Loss Management

Many water utilities lose tremendous volumes of water through leaks and destructive pipeline ruptures. The American Society of Civil Engineers put daily domestic losses at 7 billion gallons per day.

EchoShore-DX Permanent Leak Monitoring Platform EchoShore-DX Permanent Leak Monitoring Platform

Early leak detection is vital for distribution systems, with the ability to identify system failure points before they impact customer service levels. When water resources are limited, early leak detection is a valuable tool in reducing non-revenue water and extending pipe asset life. The EchoShore®-DX platform is a fixed leak detection technology that is changing the way water main leaks are identified and repaired.

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LATEST INSIGHTS ON DRINKING WATER DISTRIBUTION

  • Water Stays In The Pipes Longer In Shrinking Cities — A Challenge For Public Health
    Water Stays In The Pipes Longer In Shrinking Cities — A Challenge For Public Health

    The geographic locations where Americans live are shifting in ways that can negatively affect the quality of their drinking water.

  • Make The 'Smart City' Vision A Reality With Innovative Self-Funded Financing
    Make The 'Smart City' Vision A Reality With Innovative Self-Funded Financing

    Smart city” technologies are on the minds of cities everywhere today. There’s no shortage of networks, end-point devices, software applications, and services to help cities upgrade infrastructure to conserve water, save energy, reduce costs, and improve efficiency.

  • Meter To Cash: Turning Water Into Dollars
    Meter To Cash: Turning Water Into Dollars

    When speaking with anyone who works for a water utility their priorities quickly become apparent. Water quality and reliability, intractably related to each other, form the core mission of any water utility. Without maintaining water quality and safety, customers may become sick or worse.

  • IoT And Pumps: What You Need To Know
    IoT And Pumps: What You Need To Know

    When it comes to the Internet of Things (IoT), especially in the sometimes conservative water industry, there may be considerable hand-wringing over incorporating IoT into your pump process. Some of the most oft-asked questions — from implementation trends through start-up and ownership — are assembled and answered here.

  • Scaling Back: EPA Researchers Help Communities Protect Drinking Water Systems From Lead
    Scaling Back: EPA Researchers Help Communities Protect Drinking Water Systems From Lead

    Lead is one of the most pressing challenges communities face in protecting public health in the face of aging water infrastructure. Clear and without taste or odor when dissolved, lead in drinking water poses major health risks, especially for growing families. Ingestion by small children can cause permanent brain damage, resulting in lower intelligence and medical problems for the rest of their lives.

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DRINKING WATER DISTRIBUTION VIDEOS

KC Water's Water Main Replacement Program Reduces Main Breaks 60%

KC Water is strategically and systematically replacing old water mains. Those in the most need get replaced first.

CIPP Installation Process Animation CIPP Installation Process Animation

IPR'S CIPP liner system for gravity-flow sewers and culverts is the most proven, cost-effective trenchless pipeline rehabilitation system in the industry. It is also the most widely specified form of trenchless pipeline rehabilitation.

Lead Poisioning Disaster: How To Fix It

Lead poisoning water service lines are turning up around the globe at an alarming rate leaving millions angry. ePIPE's innovative technology creates a new pipe barrier inside the service lines eliminating water contact with the lead service lines.

Kupferle Foundry - #9800i-GENESIS Turbine Powered Automatic Flushing Device With Chlorine Analyzer

The Eclipse i-Series model #9800i-GENESIS is the newest Intelligent Flushing & Monitoring Station Kupferle offers to maintain safe residual levels and remove DBPs from consumers' water. This permanently installed station incorporates a built-in chlorine analyzer to measure and record disinfectant residual levels based on a programmed sampling schedule.

$600 Million Plan To Help Flint Proposed By Senate Democrats

A group of Congressional Democratic lawmakers from Michigan has proposed legislation to provide $600 million in financial assistance to help Flint deal with its current water crisis.

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